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Afrormosia Species Details   (Back to Species List)

Detailed information pertaining to Afrormosia (Pericopsis, elata) is detailed below:

Specie Names
Lumber Name(s): Afrormosia.
Grown in: West and Central Africa.
Description
Afrormosia is very uniform colored dense hardwood which offers a lot of "ribbon striped" figure when quarter sawn.
Color Range and Color Change
Color Range: Afrormosia undergoes a large degree of color change over time with pronounced darkening from a golden tan color when freshly milled to a uniform medium brown when fully aged.
Color Change: Afrormosia is one of the most uniform in color range woods that WFI works with. Afrormosia is a golden tan teak color when freshly milled.
Where to Use
Afrormosia may be used both residentially and commercially wherever the uniform rich look of afrormosia is desired.
Special Characteristics and Issues
Allergic Reactions: Afrormosia has been known to cause both contact dermatitis and respiratory allergic reactions so care must be taken when coming in contact with Afrormosia dust.
Product availability
Available in the following collections: Explorer Africa.
See a list of all Afrormosia products.
Hardness Chart
Hardness Chart for Afrormosia.
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